September's data challenge will be on Colorado campaign finance! A few months ago, Ned and Sarah McClain presented their campaign finance dashboard, intended to help citizens understand exactly where money for public campaigns comes from, yielding some interesting results. It was built in a weekend using public TRACER data, so imagine we all can do over a few weeks! Team results will be presented on Sept 4, so come watch them square off and vote for your favorite.
Additional resources for the Data Challenge
The winner of the challenge will be featured on I-News, the public service journalism arm of Rocky Mountain PBS, which turns complex data and issues into compelling journalism that inspires the public to make a difference. I-News distributes this journalism to more than 100 news organizations throughout the state. You can learn more here: www.inewsnetwork.org/about